Bonefish and Giant Trevally might have been our focus whilst in Tahiti, but any coral reef is a diverse environment with lots of weird and colourful creatures. Species like this striking wrasse (right), picasa triggerfish (below) and various groupers showed a keen interest in our flies. And anything that didn’t weren’t the slightest bit camera shy.
~Exquisite picasa triggerfish were only too willing to grab our flies~
~Spots from head to tail decorated this small but perfectly formed grouper~
~Sea cucumbers might appear as dull and boring, yet they’re vital to a healthy reef as they filter sand for algae and detritus to render it clean and white~
~Crabs really don’t come anymore colourful than this beauty here~
~Sand flounders have the most amazing camouflage~
~Gannet colonies and their young were evident around the many islands and outcrops~